TNJ................ Let's Eliminate Some Horses.....Shall We?

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 30, 2011, 12:11 am

Part OneI know you must be wondering if I'm ever going to get through all of this stuff in these admissions. However, this document is so important to the outcome of my case, to leave out important details would not give you a true picture of how this document carried the power it did. The only way you can see why it carried such power is by showing you how I used this format to further my goal.Every horse in my herd got an admission. Most of my herd was never worked by BG and most did not ever
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Parasites Part 1: Proof of Concept

Learning Horses Archive on March 29, 2011, 2:45 am

I can't promise that I will have a lot to say about horses in 2011, but there is a topic I want to cover: Parasites. I have been on a journey of learning about parasites because of my friend Christine. She confided in me about a year ago that she had developed a method for testing horses for parasites that any horse owner can do. You know what? I didn't even know what that meant. Why would I want to test my horse? Why would I need to test a horse? I was completely clueless.A year later, I know so
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TNJ................. Looking to Compare.........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 29, 2011, 12:30 am

Part OneThere were important things I wanted to establish about my horses in these Verified Admissions. I needed the court to know which ones were broke before we started, how broke they were, which ones were broke after we started and which ones weren't broke at all if they were to understand at all what the work should have represented and what the horses are really like.I also needed to court to know in what capacity each horse was at BG's facility and which horses were never there. Because I
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The Planning Begins

Mustang Diaries Archive on March 28, 2011, 3:28 pm

Video from the Calcutta/Open CuttingCascade Horse FairLast year was the first time I attempted to plan anything so big and crazy as a horse fair. We had fun. I didn't go broke. Let's do it again! Ken McNabb with a stallion he purchased from Curt.Curt has agreed to come back with his little herd of HydraBulls, and in addition to him I've got Ken McNabb agreeing to do a clinic for us! Also Mary Cornelius, a professional photographer from Portland Oregon, will be teaching a class on equine photography.
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REVIEW: Sundancer by Shelley Peterson Blog Archive on March 28, 2011, 1:00 pm

by Toppyrocks, age 14 Ever wish you could talk to animals, and have them actually understand you? Well, Bird can. When a magnificent horse arrives at Saddle Creek Farm, Bird is instantly intrigued. But he’s got a problem (or rather, a whole load of problems) and so does she. While Bird can talk to animals, she doesn’t talk to people. Ever since she was six and her mother left her to be raised by her aunt, Bird hasn’t uttered a single word. Sundancer, on the other hand, speaks perfectly fine.
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TNJ............. Working Towards a Plan..........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 27, 2011, 11:58 pm

Part OneSome of the statements in the admissions I hoped would play on the ego of BG. While I had never seen the man as a show horse trainer, he most certainly did. It would be important to put his perception of himself to work for my benefit. With the amount of time he was claiming horses had been worked, there should have been plenty of time for a trainer of reasonable abilities to get some of these horses into the ring. That just wasn't the case. None of these horses was anywhere near ready to
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Meet Mr. T and RJ at The Meadow Park, Doswell, VA

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 27, 2011, 11:43 pm

RJ and Mr. T will be giving a demo at 2pm at the Meadow Horse Park in Doswell, VA as part of the 40th year Birthday Bash for the amazing Big Red, Secretariat.  Come visit the park and meet us in the stables, or at the arena.  Check for upcoming demos and clinics on our [...]
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TNJ............. Using Admissions to Tighten the Noose.....

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 27, 2011, 1:10 am

Part OneThe biggest problems this case had at this point was the vagueness of the documents provided to the court as exhibits by BG and WF. I could visualize the things they would say to get around my responses to their claims. My goal with the Verified Admissions was to make it impossible for them to do so without incriminating themselves more. Anything I planned to use as evidence against BG and WF, I presented in the admissions in some way. The basis for all of my causes of action were included
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March 26th: Last Call & Spring Contest! Blog Archive on March 26, 2011, 7:40 pm

YAY FOR SPRING! Although it may not feel like it in your little corner of the real world, spring has officially sprung at GHC and we’re sowing the seeds for a new activity to help your creativity blossom. Inspired by our Every Picture Tells a Story contest back in 2007, we’re planning something similar with a fun twist that involves collaboration and competition. The activity will have three parts: PART 1. Submissions will open for horse artwork, photos or photo illustrations created
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TNJ.......... My Expansion of Discovery...........

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 26, 2011, 1:57 am

Part OneThe interesting dynamic about the legal system is the discovery process. You just don't get to bring something to court without the other side getting to see it first. Clearly how discovery is done can make or break a case. Looking at my evidence along with BG and WF's propensity for manipulation, it was obvious I needed to make sure that discovery worked for me and not against me.The local court rules have a set time limit set up for that process that is determined by the starting date
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Mustang Diaries Archive on March 25, 2011, 2:56 am

A couple of days ago I visited with a friend who has recently joined the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP.) Last month she picked up her first mustang, a real cutie from Palomino Butte.Siesta is three years old, has the prettiest, dishiest little face, and is put together quite nicely. She was, in fact, on my 'hot list' when I was considering a new mustang for myself. Gathered in the fall of '09, she's been sitting at the corrals waiting for that special someone to come into her life. I was really
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TNJ............... Wrapping Up Loose Ends............

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 25, 2011, 1:20 am

Part OneThere's not much left on BG's accounting sheet but, like everything else on that list there's a manipulation hanging there along with his so called charges. The last item was stated as "h" but it really should have been "j" so people don't get confused I will refer to it as the second h) Reflections full care and training will adjusted when cancelled checks that are verified amount that could change as stated above. It's been previously stated that I paid for Reflection's stall and that
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Training In Aiken

Cari Swanson, Windrock Farm Archive on March 24, 2011, 1:31 pm

We have been working on many different breeds of horses with a variety of issues to correct.  This walking horse was a champion in the show arena and is now a trail horse.  Because of his training for the class caused him to have flashbacks while mounting and moving off for the first few steps. [...]
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If Only They Knew Blog Archive on March 24, 2011, 11:01 am

by HorsesForever, age 11 They say it’s a just hobby, That it doesn’t make sense, That for my love I’m crazy, But if only they knew… The way the sight of a galloping horse Makes your heart flutter, The way it does yours. Perhaps they just don’t feel it. They can’t see what we do. They believe with time we’ll quit But if only they knew… The joy a horse can give As it thunders, drumming its hooves. It’s not a sport, but a way to live. The look
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TNJ........................ BG's Just in Case Fatal Flaw.................

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 24, 2011, 12:09 am

Part One When it came to the next two items on BG's "Just in Case " charges, I must admit for months I read them wrong but by the time I began building my discovery requests the light bulb in my head finally went on. Thank goodness, there was an important piece of evidence there and I was totally missing it.Stated as item i) The stall here for Rising Rainbow was used to float a horse that was currently being trained but needed additional work either on the day of training and days where horses were
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Cispoint par Westpoing X Gribaldi Archive on March 23, 2011, 12:35 pm

Voici une nouvelle venue au Centre équestre du Boisé. Cette jeune jument hollandaise est née en 2007 et elle mesure déjà 17 mains. Cispoint est par le jeune étalon Westpoint (par Jazz) et sa mère est par le célèbre étalon Gribaldi (le père de Totilas). Avec ces parfaites lignées de dressage, cette jument démontre déjà toutes les qualités requises pour performer en FEI. Elle devrait d'ailleurs être prête pour le niveau FEI 4 ans cet été. Cette superbe jument sera annoncée pour
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Pony Cart Ho!

Hoofbeats Archive on March 23, 2011, 7:00 am

Keep your eye on the prize. If you've been reading this blog, you know that I am one of those women who dreamed of having a horse all her life, only to have that dream bypass me for many years....
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TNJ............. BG's Just in Case List Gets Creative................

MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses Archive on March 23, 2011, 12:55 am

Part OneThe next thing on BG's "Just in Case " list was another one of those things he must have thought sounded good. It was one thing to manipulate information to suit his needs, another to just out and out make stuff up and this would be one of those things. It sure isn't anything he did and how he thought he was going to prove he had was beyond me. I just shook my head when I saw listed as item h) 10 days that I (BG) went to your facility and worked horses while Mikael was traveling (3 horses)
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Playtime with Tika

Mustang Diaries Archive on March 22, 2011, 10:15 pm

Tika loves her playtime!Since it rained yesterday, I didn't ride, but I did hop on the day before. The round pen size has been expanded to a bit over 40' in length. Tight for some, but not for Tika. In this video she's only using half the space as she circles around me. Once saddled up, she's all business, though.With a month long vacation, she struggled with me asking for a turn to the right. It's always been her weak side. As I pulled her nose, she'd do a little panic, but thankfully in her mind
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March Show - Sunday

Dressage Mom Archive on March 22, 2011, 9:00 pm

I watched the video of Saturday's ride, and although it was a nice test I thought I could improve his gaits by allowing him to be more free and asking for more impulsion. So For Training Level test two I pushed him a little bit. Here's the test.He got a little wild and wooly after that first canter, but other than that he did a great job for me. He scored a 68.929% and out of twelve horses he came in first place! The only other Arabian horse in the class was Pip, who scored a 63.571% and came in
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